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Cincinnati Reds take on Cardinals in baseball test

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 17, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD7-3

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Johnny Cueto for the Reds on the hill facing Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals. Cueto brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Lohse is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Reds listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Cardinals and the league No. 3-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.7 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 10.6 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (7 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati won its last outing, an 8-5 result against the Nationals on April 15. Bettors who backed the Reds at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Washington 8-5 in extra innings at Nationals Park.

St. Louis was a 10-3 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -166 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 10-3 final on Sunday in support of Jake Westbrook at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Wednesday, April 18

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